One of the world's most popular and acclaimed writers, Peter Robinson is the best-selling, award-winning author of the DCI Banks series; he has also written two short-story collections and three stand-alone novels, which combined have sold more than ten million copies around the world. Among his many honors and prizes are the Edgar Award, the CWA (UK) Dagger in the Library Award, and the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy Martin Beck Award.
"A gripping tale that brings to mind not only old-time Hollywood
but also British 'golden age' storytelling in the Agatha Christie
and Daphne du Maurier tradition."--Wall Street Journal
"A mighty force to be reckoned with in crime fiction."--Publishers Weekly
"Robinson's interrogations... have the rare quality of steadily illuminating and thickening both the speakers and their subjects. The result is a slow-burning intensity that deepens from beginning to end."--Kirkus Reviews